Category Archives: Scott Slant

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Win No. 300 for a slick-throwing pitcher

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Win No. 300 for a slick-throwing pitcher

Presented by ZAMZOWS. This Day In Sports…May 6, 1982, 40 years ago today: Seattle pitcher Gaylord Perry, known as the “Ancient Mariner,” picks up his 300th career victory in a 7-3 win over the New York Yankees. Perry would finish his career the following year with 314 victories (the Mariners were the eighth of nine teams…MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Pistol, Clyde and the Miami Greyhound

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Pistol, Clyde and the Miami Greyhound

Presented by WESTERN HEATING & AIR. This Day In Sports…May 5, 1987: The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame inducts three of the NBA’s most exciting players ever. Entering the Hall were former scoring champions Rick Barry and Pistol Pete Maravich—who averaged, respectively, a league-best 35.6 points for the San Francisco Warriors in 1967 and…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: An educated national take on 2022

SCOTT SLANT: An educated national take on 2022

Presented by WESTERN HEATING & AIR. Wednesday Weekly: May 4, 2022. Chris Vannini of The Athletic is about as respected as they come among Group of 5 writers, so today we delve into his profile of Boise State football. I mean, it is comprehensive—part of a “State of the Program” series previewing Power 5 and top…MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Iconic Idaho jockey in the Winner’s Circle again

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Iconic Idaho jockey in the Winner’s Circle again

Presented by COMMERCIAL TIRE. This Day In Sports…May 3, 1997, 25 years ago today: Caldwell native and former Les Bois Park jockey Gary Stevens wins his third and final Kentucky Derby, riding Silver Charm to victory at Churchill Downs. The former Capital High wrestler would take the Preakness Stakes two weeks later, one of three…MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Before vacant stands became a pandemic norm

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Before vacant stands became a pandemic norm

Presented by ZAMZOWS. This Day In Sports…April 29, 2015: For the first time in history, attendance at a big league game is zero. The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Chicago White Sox 8-2 in an empty Camden Yards, with fans banned from the ballpark due to rioting in the area in protest of the death of…MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: The first of Boise State’s big draft days

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: The first of Boise State’s big draft days

Presented by BBSI BOISE. This Day In Sports…April 28, 2007, 15 years ago today: Five years before Boise State’s record-breaking six-player draft class, Gerald Alexander kicks off the largest one yet for the Broncos when he’s selected in the second round (61st overall) by the Detroit Lions, then the school’s fourth-highest pick ever. The Lions even…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: A destination for the Broncos’ ‘wide-back?’

SCOTT SLANT: A destination for the Broncos’ ‘wide-back?’

Presented by POOL SCOUTS. Wednesday Weekly: April 27, 2022. Boise State’s Khalil Shakir has said he admires Davante Adams and wants to model his game after Cooper Kupp. But Shakir admits he has simililarities to Deebo Samuel, San Francisco’s hybrid wide receiver-slash-running back. The 49ers use him in both spots, which is reportedly one of…MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Boise State’s biggest draft day

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Boise State’s biggest draft day

Presented by BBSI BOISE. This Day In Sports…April 26, 2012, 10 years ago today: Two Boise State players are chosen in the first round of the NFL Draft for the first time. Defensive end Shea McClellin was the No. 19 overall pick, going to the Chicago Bears. Then, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up in…MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Rick Monday – outfield flag-bearer

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Rick Monday – outfield flag-bearer

Presented by COMMERCIAL TIRE. This Day In Sports…April 25, 1976: Chicago Cubs centerfielder Rick Monday becomes a national hero when he rescues an American flag from two protesters who are attempting to burn it in the outfield of Dodger Stadium. Monday would be traded to L.A. that winter in a deal that sent Bill Buckner…MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: A slightly out-of-character no-hitter

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: A slightly out-of-character no-hitter

Presented by ZAMZOWS. This Day In Sports…April 22, 1993: There haven’t been many landmark days in Seattle Mariners history, but this was one of them. Chris Bosio became only the second M’s pitcher—and the last for the next 19 years—to pitch a no-hitter as he shut down the Boston Red Sox 7-0 in the Kingdome.…MORE